Obama’s New Illegal Alien Czar

Frank Crimi is a San Diego-based writer and author of the book Raining Frogs and Heart Attacks. You can read more of Frank's work at his blog,www.politicallyunbalanced.com.


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Immigration law enforcement suffered another blow when the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced the appointment of Andrew Lorenz-Strait as the nation’s first “public advocate” for the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE).

According to ICE Director John Morton, the public advocate position was created by the Obama administration to handle questions and complaints by illegal aliens over the various changes the DHS has made in the past year concerning the way immigration authorities determine which undocumented immigrants are deported.

As such, Morton said Lorenz-Strait “will work to expand and enhance our dialogue with the stakeholder community. We want the public to know that they have a representative at this agency whose sole duty is to ensure their voice is heard and their interests are recognized.”

Despite the fact that this “stakeholder community” willingly failed to obey US immigration laws in order to enter the country, the federal agency charged with enforcing immigration laws has now seen fit to give them their own taxpayer-funded lobbyist.

This irony wasn’t lost on Shawn Moran, Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC), when he asked, “What is next? Will drug dealers band together decrying their prosecutions in one voice?”

Republican Representative Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, called the move “outrageous” while Republican Representative Steve King said, “The President is making a conscious decision to evade Congress in order to appease his base.”

Nevertheless, Morton said the need for an illegal alien public advocate was necessitated by the “significant number of reforms” that needed to be “evenly understood in the public and advocacy communities.”

Those reforms were spurred on by the failure of the Congress to pass the DREAM Act (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors) in 2011. Undeterred, President Obama circumvented Congress by offering “back-door amnesty” through executive order.

Specifically, in June 2011 ICE announced that immigration officials could use “prosecutorial discretion” in opting not to pursue a deportation case. For example, authorities would not have to deport illegal aliens if they are enrolled school; have family members in the US military; have filed a civil rights lawsuit or if they are pregnant or nursing.

That policy change led ICE Union president Chris Crane to say at the time, “Any American concerned about immigration needs to brace themselves for what’s coming. This is just one of many new ICE policies in queue aimed at stopping the enforcement of US immigration laws in the United States.”

Crane’s prediction came true rather quickly when in August 2011 Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that ICE would no longer deport illegal aliens who have not been convicted of a crime. As a result, ICE placed on hold over 300,000 pending deportation cases.

Instead, Napolitano said that ICE would focus its resources for deportations on convicted criminals, repeated illegal entrants, those with records of violence, and those who pose a public safety or national security threat.

It should be noted that in 2010, ICE reported that it had caught-and-released 506,232 illegal aliens, apprehended immigrants who were released ahead of their court proceedings and deemed fugitive when they failed to appear in court.

However, the ICE policy has recently come under scrutiny when the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals stopped the pending removal of seven illegal aliens, all who appear to fit the ICE criteria of determining whether to put deportation cases on hold. Those criteria include such factors as an immigrant’s American family ties, length of residence, and age on arrival.

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  • dude911

    this adminstration has done everything but enforce the laws that were made to protect this nation…i'd call that treason

    the invasion of illegals…illegals voting…now we can see how such an idiot could be elected to POTUS…ACORN would be proud…ever wonder how many ILLEGALS voted for the obot god in 08?

    • Fred Dawes

      It is about control it is about the death of America and it is working reading parts of what La Raza is telling us the hispanic will rule this country in 5 years and no one that is not hispanic will be allowed to have a job or any Freedoms but will be removed. Its not a joke Read the Goals Of La Raza and the muslims Global Goals it is part of the plan of the Global bankers to murder Freedom along with its people meaning the ideals of the west.

  • alan g

    Why is impeachment for not protecting and defending the constitution not carried out on this fool who calls himself the president?

    • Toa

      One huge impediment to that is that 95+% of the lawyers and judges in the U.S. (especially in D.C.) are on The Hussein's team, and we'd see just another mock "trial" as we witnessed in the case of "China Doll" Clinton.

  • StephenD

    Alan g is right of course. This is where we should hold EVERYONE in office accountable. Why aren't the GOP folks going after him on legal grounds? They all talk a good game. I want action. He is an enemy of the country. Charge him accordingly.

    • Carbondioxide

      Sorry I cannot recall the source, but there was an interview where it was pointed out that a unique aspect to the open borders battle has been the Republican Party working in the same direction, in favor of open borders, as the Democratic Party over a long period of time. (An example was Reagan's 1986 amnesty, which is also an example of the failure of such policy.) We can be assured that when there is bipartisan support for bad policy, the problem "addressed" by such policy grows to monumental proportions. Long-term bipartisan immigration is baffling to many conservative since the "stakeholders" are known to have the capability as a voting block to ensure a worry-free future for a Democratic majority into the foreseeable future.
      Keep this in mind with your candidate selections in November, because the Republican Party will not.

      • Spider

        You are copletely right. Both parties have sold us a bill of goods and down the proverbial open borders river for different reasons but with the same result.

  • Spider

    Obama has totally abdicated his oath of office. Our constitution specifically states the president is responsible for protecting our borders from foreign invasion. That is what we are witnessing – an armed foreign invasion. Not only is the President not stopping the invasion he is In fact actively facillitating an armed incursion into our country by repealing federal immigration law passed by congress via presidential fiat. Apparently his reason for selling out America is for a few Latino votes this fall so he can stay in power long enough to issue even more presidential fiats. This is more corrupt than anything I have seen in my lifetime. This has to be stopped.

    • Cuban Refugee

      The oath of office is meaningless for a man practicing taqquiya, Spider. Do you really believe our corrupt legislative and judicial bodies care a whit about the Constitution? If they did, this rabble rouser community organizer dictator would have already been impeached. The end game of the foreign invasion being allowed to occur on both our northern and southern borders is to blur distinctions between countries — to have an "open society" that fulfills puppet master George Soros' diabolical dream.

      • Spider

        I don't think our (so called) leaders care about the Constitution anymore but I believe Americans including myself still do.

        • BS77

          I find it peculiar and ironic that the so called liberal-progressives would use a term like "Czar" . I thought the left hated monarchs, czars, ayotollahs and dictators….or do they?

          • Steve Chavez

            You all must be reminded that even David Horowitz wrote several articles on this and letting the Obama election stand since that was the will of the people even at the by-passing of the Constitution. That stand made many of his loyal following leave the site. Birther's who wanted proof were the crazy ones when they only wanted to follow the strict interpretation of the Constitution. All this was done so there would not be riots in the streets if he was impeached but this man was a Republican with birth questions, there WOULD BE riots in the streets demanding proof.

  • mrbean

    Yassah, We gots tah git dah advocake for black peoples sah we gits tah bring mo illiterate black refugeez fum Haiti so dey can infeck dah awl dah American women's wit AIDS. Yassah. Prase dah lawd un prase Prez Obama, dah black messiah. Yassah!

    • Ghostwriter

      What are you,mrbean? A KKK member? This is 2012,not 1912! Please ditch the "Amos n' Andy" routine and come into the 21st century.

  • http://www.wastewatchersinc.org richard Ahern

    The Founders Warn Against the Drift Toward the Collective left. The Founders also warned that the only way for a nation to prosper was to have equal protection of "rights", and not allow the government to get involved in trying to provide equal distribution of "things" They also warned against the pooling of property as advocated by the proponents of communism. Samuel Adams said they had done everything possible to make the ideas of socialism and communism unconstitutional.

    The Washington Establishment has become Corrupt.Congress, Executive Branch, Senate, and the Courts who's Judges legislate from the Bench

    WAKE UP AMERICA/THE RULE OF LAW/NOT THE RULE OF MEN

  • Brujo Blanco

    We need to streamline the deportation process. Also, we need to deport illegals without any regard for circumstances. If we do nothing we will end up with a huge dependent class. Illegal immigration is threatened to be a major factor in the pending destruction of the US as we know it.

  • Forums4Justice

    Illegal Immigration http://bit.ly/zKUNxy

    Revisit illegal immigration http://bit.ly/xYFKdk

    DOJ: “In our constitutional system, the power to regulate (illegal) immigration
    is exclusively vested in the federal government,” http://bit.ly/gTByM6

    We, the people, again say "illegal is illegal."

  • Jaladhi

    What rights illegal aliens have? they are here illegally and they should be deported back. they can apply to come here legally and then they rights.

    • ctm

      according to the constitution you have the same rights in this country legal or not . are you going to help pay for them to come here legally. how can they afford it when in most countrys the only make one dollar an hour or less. do you think they have an extra grand for their papers. most of them just want a better and safer life for their families

  • Ghostwriter

    This is insulting not just to native-born Americans but also to legal immigrants. I say keep the deportations going. It's not fair to legal immigrants who've waited so long to come here.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    The Obama administration highlights the fact that our government is a criminal
    enterprise advocating for those who break the laws of the United States and
    use these lawbreakers for political purposes. The Congress is a total failure,
    paying lip service to American Citizens who are not orgaiized enough to remove
    all of them from Office and seek Justice over the governments complicity
    in criminal advocacy. There must be a way to cleansing our system of all that
    corrupts it before we are a ruin left in chaos in a world that is at our throats.
    William

  • Ms.A

    You all are dumb. Illegal aliens if not harming anyone have the same God given right to enjoy the U.S as any other human being. Stop being racist and look at n illegal immigrant point of view. Illegal immigrants are running from their homelabd cause of its violence, drugs and bad government and you want to deny them the opportunity to live free with their family and loved ones! Doesn’t sound f as ir to me.

    • BS77

      You are an idiot…no point even beginning to argue with you….except to answer you by saying many of the illegal aliens are bringing their violence, drugs and bad government with them, you FOOL.

    • aspacia

      The expense is tremendous for the taxpayer! It is in the billions for education, medical, jails. You are a fool and who speaks out of the arse.

      • mrbean

        Ms A. Womyn should stay a home and make babies, preferrably man-child. Illegal aliens should all reveive a red tattoo "IA" on their forhead and then be deported – cause then they won't come back heh heh.

        • aspacia

          Shove it beanbrain. I have been working most of my life, since I was 16 and had 1 son. You are a bigoted, sexist, knuckle dragging Neaderthal retrograde who will soon join your extinct relatives..

          • mrbean

            Age 16 and had a son? Yassah, I knows. Dat youse beez a playa who ruined some young girl's life. I am an intellectual giant, a man of letters of the first rank who has a low tolerance of genetic refuse like you. Trailer trash like you don't realize that people like you exist only to serve all my needs because I walk on water, and when I step on the shore, the ground becomes hallowed from the holy oils from my feet, and when I die I will be buried with my buttocks in the air so you and all the dhimmis of Islam can kiss my A$$ goodbye as I acsend into paradize to gather my 72 virgins.

          • aspacia

            Beanbrain, I am 59 and my son is 34. I hold two BA's cum laude and and MA.

            Racists are dolts.

          • RUFUS LEVIN

            LIBERALS ARE ARROGANT ELITIST PHONEY BALONEY DOLTS.

          • aspacia

            Rufus, I am from working class roots and am no ideologue elitist who believes in a utopia (nothingness) society. I have a intense dislike for racists and have taught many super smart, albeit rebellious minorities. I currently have one who may be worth saving. Super bright, black girl, from a Bellflower SoCal ghetto.

          • mrbean

            Listen and learn, if that is possible for Amused and other idiots like you aspacia ! RACISM is the dispensing and/or withholding of privileges and/or punishments based on a person's race. Examples of racism are affirmative action, the moratorium on the execution of blacks convicted and sentenced in Maryland, racial job quotas, racial admissions quotas, and minority contractor set asides, and the fact there is even such a thing as the "Black Caucus" in the Congress of the United States. What I do is ridiculing the real behavior, actual way blacks talk without their foul language and showing the mindsets by most tribalist blacks have because their so-called black leadership and the liberal elitests keep them down on the Democratic plantation. The only reason this clandestine anti semite Muslim incomeptent Obama who has zero qualifications to be president is because of white guilt and black tribalism, which means he was voted for because of his race.

          • aspacia

            Any other definitions you care to pull from your arse?
            "Definition of RACISM
            1
            : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race
            2
            : racial prejudice or discrimination "

            Again, you are a racist.

  • Dave Francis

    Whatever our party consideration, we need to make it clear to all politicians that America belongs to THE PEOPLE-not to the open border demented fools, pariah businesses or the politicians themselves. There are three main enforcement tools within the United States, the E-Verify, and 287(g) local police alien enforcement and ICE raids. The TEA PARTY Caucuses to raise public awareness of the connection between illegal immigration and unemployment. To pressure the Obama Administration to vigorously enforce the laws against the employment of illegal aliens, work to implement legislation that will protect U.S. jobs from the impact of illegal immigration (especially to make E-Verify mandatory) Working to defeat legislation that will put U.S. jobs at risk from the impact of illegal immigration (especially to defeat amnesty.)

    The Tea party movement has many objections to the Republican establishment and the majority certainly doesn’t agree with everything the contenders of the White house. But then Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul would be a great win for America, as each have promised they would halt the draining of public entitlements to illegal aliens and give full reign to ICE to investigate and place in detention the millions of foreign families living illegally there. In California, Governor Brown has done nothing to rid the Liberal oriented legislators in Sacramento pampering illegal aliens, cutting back of citizen’s aid. Taxpayers were originally shoved to the back, when they voted for Proposition 176—that would eliminate benefits to illegal families, which were compromised by secret manipulation?

    The schools system has slowly deteriorated to the bottom rungs of performance with crammed classes of illegal immigrant children and the inability of teachers to offer a decent education to the offspring of American parents. In the last decade the prison system has been placements of last resort, for the rising crime rate of illegal immigrants from across the globe, with some of the heinous perpetrators still living within our Border States. Border state hospitals including California are overrun by illegal alien families who cannot afford to pay, leaving the bill for the taxpayers to collect the tab. These are all UNFUNDED MANDATE laws passed by activist judges in the courts and must be amended, as America is going broke. We must also preserve our electoral system as that too has been compromised; non citizens are voting and without any doubt, specific in close run races in each layer of government. Every citizen has a right to vote, but to stop fraud identify themselves with official picture ID.

    Go to numbersusa.com to learn the ropes of stopping this travesty. Don't forget to call your Senator or Representative at 202-224-3121. Don't forget to give your state incumbent lawmaker an ultimatum; NO RE-ELECTION VOTE. We are a sympathetic people, but Americans must come first and any lawmaker who represents the illegal immigrant, must be kicked out of office. This is not mean-spirited; this is survival of our nation, our flag and our language. American jobs for American people. Learn about the rampant corruption at Judicialwatch.org. OVERPOPULATION is another hidden issue, which will cause major environmental problems by 2040. Go to the website of ‘American Patrol’ and research what is mostly concealed by the Liberal Press.

  • Steve Chavez

    New Mexico Hispanics, who are born Democrats, young and old, are very against illegals and they will vote for a person who will follow the rule of law as it is currently written and not what Obama and Holder think it should be. What if a policeman stopped a car and found a pound of coke but he let them go since he thinks drugs should be legalized? He's not following his oath is he? Well Obama and Holder are not either! Till Coke is legal, the cop MUST arrest them!

    We have a major problem with Mexican Heroin dealers and our former Governor, Bill Richardson, legalized drivers licenses for illegals who are using false documents including multiple people using the same address. Some even used the address of a local TV station.

    This is not a racist rant, this is about the rule of law. Didn't many of the immigrants who come here due to the LACK OF THE RULE OF LAW IN THEIR COUNTRIES and now they want us to bypass OUR LAWS for them here making us just like the corrupt and lawless society they left? The law is the law. Illegal is illegal!

  • Marti

    Our government is totally corrupt, we will get no satisfaction from any of them.
    The speaker is corrupt right along with the Liar in Chief.
    Why is he holding up the investigation of AG Holder?
    Why is he trying to make deals with the White house to take down two or three of the DOJ and let Holder slide?Republicans as well as democrats are corrupt!
    None are to be trusted.

  • Pedro

    This is what Obama is doing he is making sure that he gets reelected by making the Illegal's legal so they can go and vote the anointed one in again. Then he is going to get rid of the 22nd Amendment that's the term limit on the presidency so he can run again for a 3rd term and maybe even more. He has an ego so large that two terms are not enough for the Messiah. More and more rights are taken away by this so called President Of The United States. And maybe even this comment that I write here may be subject to him coming here and take me away to the Fema Camps that are set up for the ones that oppose him. That piece of garbage president.

    • Fred Dawes

      and its working but Obama is also Illegal and we the people have not arted against his evil or the government goals of evil.

  • RUFUS LEVIN

    NEXT COMES THE SEIU LEAD ILLEGAL ALIENS UNION THAT DOES COLLECTIVE BARGAINING FOR THE ILLEGALS WITH OUR GOVERNMENT, GUARANTEEING THEM LOTS OF BENEFITS, CITIZENSHIP AMNESTY, AND REPARATIONS FOR IMPRISONMENT.

  • Saltire

    Just as soon as the buzz words "stakeholder community" were used. My skepticism about just how much input American citizens will have regarding enforcement of immigration laws.

    I feel for the Border Patrol, Customs, ICE officers. They are working in a war zone and being undercut by the administration.